List of public holidays

This is the list of 2017 public holidays for each state and territory in Australia. Public holidays can be different depending on the state or territory you're in. 

Find what the public holidays are in your state territory by selecting from the list below:

Australian Capital Territory

  • Sunday 1 January - New Year's Day
  • Monday 2 January - Additional Day*
  • Thursday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Monday 13 March - Canberra Day
  • Friday 14 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 15 April - Easter Saturday
  • Sunday 16 April - Easter Sunday
  • Monday 17 April - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 25 April - ANZAC Day
  • Monday 12 June - Queen's Birthday
  • Monday 25 September - Family and Community Day
  • Monday 2 October - Labour Day
  • Monday 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 26 December - Boxing Day

* applies as New Year's Day falls on a weekend

For more information on public holidays in the Australian Capital Territory (eg. regional holidays), contact the Chief Minister and Cabinet external-icon.png.

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New South Wales

  • Sunday 1 January - New Year's Day
  • Monday 2 January - Additional Day*
  • Thursday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Friday 14 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 15 April - Easter Saturday
  • Sunday 16 April - Easter Sunday
  • Monday 17 April - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 25 April - ANZAC Day
  • Monday 12 June - Queen's Birthday
  • Monday 7 August - Bank Holiday**
  • Monday 2 October - Labour Day
  • Monday 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 26 December - Boxing Day

* applies as New Year's Day falls on a weekend

** applies to banks and certain financial institutions

For more information on public holidays in New South Wales (eg. regional holidays), contact the NSW Government external-icon.png.

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Northern Territory

  • Sunday 1 January - Additional Day*
  • Monday 2 January - New Year's Day
  • Thursday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Friday 14 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 15 April - Easter Saturday
  • Monday 17 April - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 25 April - ANZAC Day
  • Monday 1 May - May Day
  • Monday 12 June - Queen's Birthday
  • Monday 7 August - Picnic Day
  • Sunday 24 December - Christmas Eve**
  • Monday 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 26 December - Boxing Day
  • Sunday 31 December - New Year's Eve**

*in recognition that New Year's Day falls on a Sunday

**from 7pm till midnight

Show days in Northern Territory

  • Friday 30 June - Borroloola Show Day
  • Friday 7 July - Alice Springs Show Day
  • Friday 14 July - Tennant Creek Show Day
  • Friday 21 July - Katherine Show Day
  • Friday 28 July - Darwin Show Day

For more information on public holidays in the Northern Territory (eg. regional holidays), contact the Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment external-icon.png on (08) 8999 5511.

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Queensland

  • Sunday 1 January - New Year's Day
  • Monday 2 January - Additional Day*
  • Thursday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Friday 14 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 15 April - Easter Saturday
  • Sunday 16 April - Easter Sunday
  • Monday 17 April - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 25 April - ANZAC Day
  • Monday 1 May - Labour Day
  • Wednesday 16 August - Royal Queensland Show - Brisbane Only
  • Monday 2 October - Queen's Birthday
  • Monday 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 26 December - Boxing Day

* applies as New Year's Day falls on a weekend

For more information on public holidays in Queensland (eg. regional holidays), contact the Department of Justice and Attorney-General external-icon.png on (07) 3225 2299.

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South Australia

  • Sunday 1 January - New Year's Day
  • Monday 2 January - Additional Day*
  • Thursday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Monday 13 March - March Public Holiday
  • Friday 14 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 15 April - Easter Saturday
  • Monday 17 April - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 25 April - ANZAC Day
  • Monday 12 June - Queen's Birthday / Volunteer Day
  • Monday 2 October - Labour Day
  • Sunday 24 December -  Christmas Eve**
  • Monday 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 26 December - Boxing Day / Proclamation Day
  • New Year's Eve - Sunday 31 December**

*applies as New Year's Day falls on a weekend

**from 7pm to midnight

Note: every Sunday in South Australia is nominally a public holiday under the Holidays Act 1910 (SA).

For more information on public holidays in South Australia (eg. regional holidays), contact SafeWork SA external-icon.png on 1300 365 255.

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Tasmania

  • Monday 2 January - New Year's Day*
  • Thursday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Monday 13 February - Royal Hobart Regatta**
  • Monday 13 March - Eight Hours Day
  • Friday 14 April - Good Friday
  • Monday 17 April - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 18 April - Easter Tuesday***
  • Tuesday 25 April - ANZAC Day
  • Monday 12 June - Queen's Birthday
  • Monday 6 November - Recreation Day
  • Monday 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 26 December - Boxing Day

*applies as New Year's Day falls on a weekend

** only observed in certain areas of the state

*** only applies under certain awards or registered agreements and to the state public service

**** all parts of the state which do not observe Royal Hobart Regatta

For more information on public holidays in Tasmania (eg. regional holidays), contact WorkSafe Tasmania external-icon.png  on 1300 366 322 (within Tasmania) or (03) 6166 4600 (outside Tasmania). 

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Victoria

  • Sunday 1 January - New Year's Day
  • Monday 2 January - Additional Day*
  • Thursday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Monday 13 March - Labour Day
  • Friday 14 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 15 April - Easter Saturday
  • Sunday 16 April - Easter Sunday
  • Monday 17 April - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 25 April - ANZAC Day
  • Monday 12 June - Queen's Birthday
  • TBC - Friday before AFL Grand Final
  • Tuesday 7 November - Melbourne Cup**
  • Monday 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 26 December - Boxing Day

* applies as New Year's Day falls on a weekend

** all of Victoria is entitled to Melbourne Cup public holiday unless a different local holiday has been declared for non-metropolitan areas

For more information on public holidays in Victoria (eg. regional holidays), contact Business Victoria external-icon.png on 13 22 15.

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Western Australia

  • Sunday 1 January - New Year's Day
  • Monday 2 January - Additional Day*
  • Thursday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Monday 6 March - Labour Day
  • Friday 14 April - Good Friday
  • Monday 17 April - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 25 April - ANZAC Day
  • Monday 5 June - Western Australia Day
  • Monday 25 September - Queen's Birthday**
  • Monday 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 26 December - Boxing Day

* applies as New Year's Day falls on a weekend

** non-metropolitan local authorities may celebrate on an alternate date

For more information on public holidays in Western Australia (eg. regional holidays), contact the Department of Commerce external-icon.png on 1300 655 266.

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Source reference: Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) section 115 external-icon.png

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